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Attorney for Auburn Police Officer Charged With Murder Files Motion to Change Judge

by Jack Russillo


The attorney for Jeff Nelson, an Auburn police officer charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault for the killing of Jesse Sarey in Auburn in May 2019, filed a motion to change judges in the case.

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‘The Journey Is Not Yours Alone.’ Birthday Celebration, Mural Honor Life of Manuel Ellis

by Kari Plog

(This article was originally published by KNKX and has been reprinted with permission.) 


Last Friday would have been Manuel Ellis’ 34th birthday. 

“I was there when he was born,” Regina Ellis Burnett said of her nephew. “Unfortunately, I was not there when his life was taken. We’re here to celebrate.”

It’s been nearly six months since Ellis was killed by Tacoma police. A state investigation is underway, but the family says it’s not moving fast enough. They held a press conference Friday announcing their intent to sue the City of Tacoma for $30 million in damages. Attorney James Bible has filed a precursor to the lawsuit, known as a tort claim.

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Auburn Police Officer Charged with Second-Degree Murder, Assault in the First Degree

by Jack Russillo


Jeff Nelson, the Auburn Police officer who shot 26-year-old Jesse Sarey in May 2019, was charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault by King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg on Thursday, August 20. Nelson was arrested on Monday morning at the Maleng Regional Justice Center and his bail was set at $500,000. If he posts bail, he will go into electronic home detention. Nelson pleaded not guilty to both charges. 

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